What We've Done

Attwater Consulting offers services in four arenas:  Project Management, Systems Engineering, Risk Assessments, and New Business Acquisition.  The environments for which we offer these services are Defense (US DoD and others), Aerospace, NASA, Energy (US Department of Energy), and Commercial.  We accept assignments all over the world; language used is English.

Below is a list of example consultancy assignments that we have accepted and completed, with a list of domains of experience following.  Contact us if you have any questions or have an interesting and challenging problem you need solved.

Recent Example Consultancies:     

Ethicon-Endosurgery, a J&J Company, Cincinatti, OH:  Provided training and consultation on Systems Engineering and Risk Management for continued development of the SEDASYS System in accordance with ISO 14971 and IEC 60601-1 (3rd edition) standards.

McKinsey & Company, Houston, TX:  Provided advice on new methods to improve reliability and asset effectiveness analyses.

NASA/Johnson Space Center Engineering Directorate, Houston, TX:  Consulted with the developers of future Environmental Control and Life Support Systems for deep space missions on how to specify the complete suite of RAM and other engineering specialty requirements, as well as how to verify them.

ILTAM, Israeli Users' Association of Advanced Technologies, Herzliya, Israel:  Provided Consultation on State of the Art Methods to an Israeli Defense Consortium on How to Deal with Uncertainty in Systems Engineering for various Defense Projects

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA:  Tailored Methods for Program/Project Decision and Risk Management Problems for Interplanetary Space Missions

SAIC, Houston:  Provided Training and Consultation to NASA Constellation Program on Methods and Processes to perform System Verification, Program Wide

Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC., Idaho Falls, ID:  Performed Oversight of Systems Engineering/Integration Efforts of the Lead Systems Integration Contractor (Boeing and SAIC Team) for the Army Future Combat Systems

Hernandez Engineering, Inc., Santa Maria, CA:   Performed Vandenberg Air Force Base Minuteman III Safety Assessments/Evaluations for launch of a Missile with a new Propellant

Hernandez Engineering, Inc., Santa Maria, CA, Houston:   Managed Proposal Development for 30th Space Wing Safety Performance Evaluation Acquisition

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Palo Alto, CA:  Provided Methods and Processes for Project Management and Systems Engineering for Accelerator Physics Research Projects

Domains of Experience

Management: 
Department Manager; Project Manager; Chief Systems Engineer; Proposal and Proposal Volume Manager; Strategic and Tactical Planning; Established and Managed Line/Functional/Matrix/Integrated Product Development Organizations; Contract and Sub-Contract Oversight; Planning and Execution for Schedule/Milestone/Budget; Interagency Coordination and Liaison; ISO 9000/CMMI Compliance and Auditing; Product Quality Assurance; Safety Compliance; Staff Development and Growth; Milestone Reviews

Systems Engineering: 
Full Life Cycle Experience; Systems Engineering Management; Requirements and Specification Generation; Risk Management; Engineering Specialty Integration; Configuration Management; System of Systems Engineering and Integration; Interfaces and Integration; Validation; Verification; Training

Defense and Aerospace: 
MIL-STD's and Handbooks; Spacecraft/Missile Trajectory and Attitude, GN&C, Telemetry and Data Analysis/Reduction (Radar, IMU, MSBLS, GPS), On-board and Ground Operations, Vibrational Analysis; Orbital Debris Avoidance; Space Operational Intelligence; Real Time Mission Simulation; Missile Countermeasures; BMD Midcourse Discrimination; C4ISR; Anti-Submarine Warfare; Strategic and Tactical Intelligence Sensor Development/Testing; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles; HW/SW Systems Integration; Mission Planning and Analysis; Battleship Platform Development; Joint Tactical Fusion; ASAS

Program Decisions and Risk Management: 
Applied Statistical Decision Theory; Multi-Attribute Decision Theory and Practice; Classical and Bayesian Methods; Probabilistic Risk Assessment; MCMC Simulation; Safety

Environmental Remediation: 
Nuclear Waste; Volatile Organic Compounds; Soils and Groundwater Remediation and Protection; DOE and EPA Regulations


Attwater Consultants provide the very best and most insightful performance of Project Management, Systems Engineering, Risk Assessments, and New Business Acquisition for your industry and development process.   Contact Us for more information on how an Attwater Consultant can help fine tune your Projects into assured successes.  We selectively accept short term and long term assignments all over the world; language used is English.